VISA REGIME

For holders of diplomatic and official passports:

Visa is not required for stays of up to 90 days in a 180-day period*

For holders of national passports and other travel documents:

Visa is not required for stays of up to 90 days in a 180-day period*

Note:

*Visa is required for holders of an emergency travel document in transit

 

ENTRY REGIME FOR CITIZENS OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Citizens of the Republic of Serbia may enter Ukraine provided that they present one of the following:
- Certificate of complete vaccination (Pfizer, Johnson&Johnson, AstraZeneca, Moderna, Sinopharm, Sinovac)
- negative PCR test or rapid antigen test, not older than 72 hours
Both of these categories must also have an insurance policy that covers the costs of treatment for the COVID-19 virus during their stay in Ukraine (the policy can be purchased on the website https://visitukraine.today/ ).
Unvaccinated persons are subject to self-isolation for up to 10 days and are obliged to install the "Вдома" application. Self-isolation begins 72 hours after entering Ukraine and during that time they will be able to do a PCR or a rapid antigen test in Ukraine, after which self-isolation is not necessary if a negative result is received.
Children under the age of 12 must only need to have an insurance policy.
Foreign citizens who transit through Ukraine and have documents confirming their departure from the country within 48 hours are exempt from self-isolation and do not have to install the "Вдома" application nor do they have to be tested for the presence of the COVID-19 virus in Ukraine.
Unvaccinated citizens traveling from Russia or India (including transit) and who have been on their territory for more than 7 days in the last 14 days, must spend 14 days in self-isolation without the possibility of terminating it.

ENTERING AND LEAVING THE COUNTRY

Citizens of the Republic of Serbia do not need a visa to stay in Ukraine for up to 90 days in a 180-day period from the date of first entry. Holders of an emergency travel document who are in transit do require a visa. For the purpose of tourism travel, the national passport must be valid for at least 3 months after the date of departure from Ukraine.

Travel health insurance is mandatory. Proof of vaccination is not required.

Cash money of up to 10,000 dollars may be brought into/taken out of Ukraine without declaring it.

Travellers are allowed to bring the following into the country, without paying import duties: 1 (one) litre of spirits, 2 (two) litres of wine, 5 (five) litres of beer, 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250 g of tobacco, 500 ml of eau de toilette or 100 ml of perfume, two mobile phones, one video camera, one photo camera, and two laptops.

Without payment of import duties, goods bought in passenger transport, worth 1,000 euros, may be brought into the country through an international airport, or worth 500 euros but not weighing more than 50 kg may be brought into the country over a road border crossing.

Quantities of medicines permitted are limited to 5 boxes per person (unless the medicines themselves are prohibited because they contain narcotic and psychotropic substances). If more than 5 boxes are required for treatment, it is necessary to have an appropriate medical certificate.

More details on customs regulations can be found on www.customs.gov.ua.

Special permits are required for temporary import of hunting weapons, and import of animals and pets.

The telephone number of the border police at the airport in Kiev is 00 380 44 38 72 692, and of the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine at the airport in Kiev is 00 380 44 28 17 803.

 

SOCIAL SECURITY AGREEMENT

No social security agreement has been concluded.

 

USEFUL INFORMATION

SECURITY SITUATION — According to Ukrainian regulations, foreign nationals need a permit issued by the territorial unit of the State Migration Service of Ukraine to travel to the territories of the Crimean, Donetsk, and Luhansk peninsulas.

The security situation in Kiev and cities in the western part of Ukraine is generally stable, with occasional protests. Citizens of the Republic of Serbia are advised not to travel to eastern parts of Ukraine (Donbass region) where there are armed conflicts, and those already staying in these areas should take extra precautionary measures and maximise their personal safety in light of the very unstable security situation.

Citizens of the Republic of Serbia who intend to travel to or temporarily stay or work in Ukraine are advised to avoid public gatherings, demonstrations and other mass gatherings and events, to follow the local media, and to keep contact with the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Kiev.

TRANSPORT — The most important international airports are in Kiev (Boryspil and Zhulyany), Kharkiv, Donetsk, Lviv, and Odessa. All major cities and district centres are connected by a railway network. Motorways are generally good. A green card is required to travel by car. Serbian driver's licence issued on the new form may be used for operating a motor vehicle. In case of granted temporary residence in Ukraine, it is necessary to have an international driving permit.

OTHER INFORMATION — The national currency is the hryvnia (UAH). Money can be exchanged in banks and exchange offices.

The telephone number of the Tourist Association of Ukraine is 00 380 44 28 13 841.

 

Contact information:

For consular assistance and protection while in Ukraine, please contact the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Kiev, at one of the following telephone numbers: 00 380 44 42 56 060, 00 380 44 42 56 015, or e-mail: konzrs@ukr.net.